Penalty On The Field: Are You Operating Within The Bounds Of Advocacy?

 Seven-years ago, I left pharmaceutical mass tort practice to launch my own firm, focused on family law. My goal was to finally experience the personal, long-term connections that grow out of client-attorney relationships at the local level, something often absent from products liability work, with clients all over the country. In preparing for this […]

6th Annual Conference A Huge Success!

Edward S. Sachs, FACP President The FACP 6th Annual Conference just concluded and the consensus of all who attended was it was a great conference! From the opening keynote of David Hoffman to the Implicit Bias presentation of Judge Scott Bernstein everyone got a great learning and networking experience. Being around 200 like-minded Collaborative professionals […]

UPDATE: Collaborative Rules Amendment Filed To Supreme Court

UPDATE 3/30/17 9:00 A.M. : The amended rule of professional responsibility was filed with the Florida Supreme Court earlier this morning. As you know, Judge Laurel Lee and I presented the Collaborative rules to the Florida Supreme Court last Thursday. Earlier, the Court issued a unanimous opinion in which it requested that The Florida Bar and […]

Five Tips for Collaborative Facilitators

Five Tips for Collaborative Facilitators What can you do to up your game and become a sought after collaborative facilitator?  This article provides five suggestions for aspiring and experienced collaborative facilitators/neutral mental health professionals/coaches.  BE DIRECTIVE Strong teams need a strong leader.  Though clients are responsible for their outcome, it is the professionals who are […]

Bay Area Collaborative Professionals Looking To Establish Pro Bono Program

A joint committee of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Next Generation Divorce, and the Hillsborough, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg Bar Association Collaborative Law Sectio, has been meeting to explore the establishment of a pro bono, low bono, and modest means Collaborative Law program. The goal of this committee is to explore options and establish […]